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This is a longstanding GOP meme.
I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape.
Most women either are not fertile during assault or do not become pregnant because the trauma prompts a hormonal response that prevents ovulation.
Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.
The facts show that people who are raped — who are truly raped — the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work and they don’t get pregnant. Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever . . . to get pregnant, it takes a little cooperation. And there ain’t much cooperation in a rape.
The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are one in millions and millions and millions [...] The traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to secrete a certain secretion that tends to kill sperm.
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